08-27-2014 01:46 AM
08-27-2014 02:10 AM
1) AD recovery does not require any additional license, however recovery of individual items from AD does require a license.
2) You can install the Agent for Applications & Databases license (or called as the Agent for Active Directory in older versions of BE) as a trial in an installed version of BE.
3) You can download the latest version of BE from the trialware section (www.backupexec.com) and use it to test AD recovery. You can also test restore of individual items from AD.
08-27-2014 02:18 AM
See my article below
08-27-2014 02:33 AM
Note that it does not matter whether you have an Agent for Application and Databases licence so that you can restore individual AD objects, when your sole DC crashes, you need to restore the system state of the DC which contains the entire AD.
08-27-2014 02:34 AM
If I went for option 3, could I use the trial version to recover AD and AD individual components from a backup that was performed with 11D?
08-27-2014 05:22 AM
Answer to your second question: The trial is not limited in functions, only in time. So yes you can fully test the AD restore.
08-27-2014 08:17 AM